This photography was taken of a women I know from Mowanjum Community. She had been in Perth for medical tests. A nurse found it difficult to find a vein which resulted in significant scarring in my friend's skin.
People in the West Kimberley are often flown to Perth for medical procedures and tests that cannot be performed in Derby and Broome hospitals. While in Perth patients stay in hostel accommodation, where they socialise with other Kimberley mumamagul (countryman) also in the city for medical attention.
West Kimberley, 2015
In My Skin
Human Stories are etched into our skin. Scars, sores, age lines mark and reference happenings that over time shape our identity. This photograph was taken in Mowanjum Community, in remote North Western Australia. The girl in this photo is a friend of the photographer. Her hands are covered in Ornmol (white ochre) traditionally used in rock painting and to cover skin for antiseptic and during ceremonies and Junba (traditional song and dance).
Materials: Inkjet Print on Museo Silver Rag Paper
Creation Date: 2014
Size: 24 x 20 inch
Edition: 2/10 available
2014 Kimberley Photography Award
2014 Black and White Category Award, Kimberley Photographic Award
2013 Inkjet Print Award, CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography